There's been morning tea (orange pekoe) with a colorful towel - this is entirely for your benefit, I do not normally make tea with a tea towel underneath it, and my peony bush decided that THIS WAS THE YEAR to produce - I've been able to have peony bouquets for the past three weeks which is Very Thrilling Indeed.
Um there's my dress and my toes, that's been happening I guess, and also walking past a field of buttercups, which looked a lot prettier in person, and there's been my daughter; I told her that the minute she gets out of school, she's mine to photograph! and she rolled her eyes at me - I can hear the ka-ching dollar signs machine going off in her head.....
Aaaaaaaand every night we've been able to eat outside until the mosquitoes come to eat us. Oh and if you look oh so closely at the picture with the peonies, you will get a sneaky peek at my load of sheets that had come from the washer and dryer, and it's been sitting right in my front room for two days. And the only reason the table looks remotely clean is because I shoved all the piles to one side so that I could get a clear shot of the flowers.
Also this is my menu plan for the week (are you getting the hint yet that I HAD NO PLAN for a post today??? I have a cool dollhouse post that will be very awesome.....when the pictures come off the camera and onto the computer. This is why I'm loving Instagram - take photo, quickly edit photo on the phone and onto Instagram it goes! It's fabulous!) anyway here's my menu plan that started on Sunday and will go to the end of the week: tuna sandwiches and chips and cold baked beans / quiche / hamburgers and carrot sticks and salad / leftover chicken on salad with dried cherries and goat cheese (Julia ate hers deconstructed with cheddar cheese) / frozen pizza from Trader Joe's / and penne pasta with chicken apple sausage and broccoli in a chicken broth-white wine-cream sauce. Thinking of meals for my family every week has become increasingly exhausting and a challenge, but I got this book and it's been a great great help. I'll do a post on it soon.
Ok friends, I'm going to try really hard to get the dollhouse pictures sorted out and just in case you're thinking that I'm a Bad Blogger, I'll have you know that I went to not one, but two bookstores trying to find interesting things for us all to read this summer! I'm making progress. I'll show Andrew what the books are about, and then he'll hopefully say something entertaining and then we'll have ourselves a right proper summer reading list.